Chelsea transfers: ‘Eden Hazard has no chance of leaving Blues’
Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho rules out the possibility of Eden Hazard leaving Stamford Bridge this month
Jose Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of Eden Hazard leaving Chelsea during the January transfer window.
The playmaker, one of the Blues’ standout performers this season, has been linked with a big-money switch to Paris Saint-Germain in recent days.
He’s not a player we are interested in selling
But the Chelsea boss insists that the 22-year-old has no chance of quitting Stamford Bridge this month.
“I’m not worried because if two years later he is two or three times better than he was when we bought him, his value in the market is a crazy value,” said Mourinho.
“On top of that, he’s not a player we are interested in selling. Because of the fact we don’t want to sell and the crazy value he has, I don’t think there’s any chance Eden will go.”
Mourinho did, however, reveal that midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be set to leave the west London club after finding his first-team opportunities limited this season.
“He has a chance to go,” said Mourinho of De Bruyne. “He’s a player that we’ve had a couple of offers for. We will keep analysing these offers. One of them is coming to a level where we believe it can be a good situation for the player and the club.
“We know he’s a fantastic young player with lots of potential, I can say I would be happy to keep him and develop him, but we also have to analyse the player’s profile, the player’s personality and he wants so much to go that maybe it’s a good option.
“It’s a very good deal for the club from a financial point of view, the club bought him a couple of years ago for a small fee and now we have the possibility to sell him for a very positive amount.
“We’ve had two bids for Kevin which the club are analysing but absolutely nothing in relation to other players in the first team squad.”